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The Cowboy Hat



Whether you're horse showing or just mucking stalls, the cowboy hat is a beloved, recognizable symbol of the American West. | Read More >

Video: How to Properly Fit Your Western Saddle

In this video Pam Tanner shows you what to consider and what to do in fitting your horse with a western saddle.



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Video: How to Fit a Western Bit

Justine Gandolfo of California shows how to achieve a comfortable fit of the bit for your horse and best control for you. Courtesy Bay Area Equestrian Network.



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Video: How to Properly Fit a Breast Collar and Back Cinch

How do you know when the horse's breast collar fits well? What does the back cinch do? This video from the Certified Horsemanship Association explains all.



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Video: Is Your Saddle a Pain in the Rear?

In this video, Certified Master Saddle Fitter Jochen Schleese shows you what to look for when assessing saddle fit for the rider.



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Rescue and Restore Rain-Damaged Tack

Water, particularly rain water and its pollutants, is no friend to leather. Here's how to take care of your tack after you've been caught out in the storm.



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How To Care For Tall Riding Boots

Prolong the life of your tall English riding boots with tips from an expert saddler. From Practical Horseman magazine.



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Heads Up on Horse Halters

Time for a little consumer consciousness about halters, the most commonplace piece of horse-control equipment. From EQUUS magazine



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The Ups and Downs of Tall Zippered Boots

Shopping for stock tall boots shouldn't be a pain. From Horse Journal.



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Talking Tack

A few minutes checking your equipment before you ride is an investment in safety.



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